Research topics, tools and techniques
Research at the Division of Condensed Matter Physics are closely related to Energy, Natural resources, Health, Climate and Environment.
Nanoscale physical structure and the connection with macroscopic physical properties
Studies of electronic structure relevant to quantum device architectures
Surface physics for bio- and oncological applications
Molecular structures for organic electronics
Mechanics of nanocomposites and microsystems
Research tools and experimental techniques
The main research tools are x-ray and electron based scattering, diffraction and imaging techniques, including in situ experiments.
Experiments are carried out both in-house and at international synchrotron radiation sources. We work with a variety of experimental techniques, including photoemission spectroscopies, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction and scattering. We also make extensive use of a wide range of synchrotron radiation based techniques, such as surface diffraction, coherent diffraction imaging, tomography and spin- and momentum-resolved band structure measurements.
The Division of condensed matter physics is home to Norway’s most sophisticated experimental setups for nanoscale materials physics experiments, in particular the national infrastructure center for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray scattering and imaging.